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The Role of Civil Society Organizations in the Implementation of the DCFTA

03-Aug-2018

The Role of Civil Society Organizations in the Implementation of the DCFTA

On July 25, Ms. Mariam Saghareishvili, Researcher at PMCG, participated in a working meeting about the DCFTA and the role of civil society organizations (CSOs) in its implementation. The working meeting aimed to inform CSOs about the possibilities and requirements of t...

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PMC Research Awarded Again for its Transparency

24-Jul-2018

PMC Research Awarded Again for its Transparency

PMCG is excited and proud to announce that PMC Research was recently given a 5-star rating for transparency by international organization Transparify.  Such an award is the highest possible rating issued by Transparify, and reflects exemplary transparency in PMC R...

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New Simplified Financial Reporting Standard for MSMEs

05-Jul-2018

New Simplified Financial Reporting Standard for MSMEs

On June 26, the newly simplified Financial Reporting Standard for Category IV-Entities was adopted with the goal to improve the quality and transparency of corporate financial statements, according to the decree of the Head of Service for Accounting, Reporting and Audit...

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Discussing How to Fight Corruption in Armenia

04-Jul-2018

Discussing How to Fight Corruption in Armenia

On June 29, Mr. David Lezhava, Public Policy Sector Director at PMCG, participated in a conference entitled “The anti-corruption policies and measures”, which was co-hosted by the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria and the EU Delegation to Armenia. Mr. Lezhava’s presen...

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Study to Identify Challenges for SMEs Seeking Access to Finance

02-Jul-2018

Study to Identify Challenges for SMEs Seeking Access to Finance

PMC Research recently launched a new project entitled “Leveraging SME Finance through Value Chains in Georgia”, designed to study the challenges facing SMEs with a particular focus on access to finance in Georgia.On June 21, Goga Khishtovani, Director at PMC Research, p...

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Discussing Opportunities and Challenges of the EU-Georgia DCFTA at Georgian Farmers Congress

21-Jun-2018

Discussing Opportunities and Challenges of the EU-Georgia DCFTA at Georgian Farmers Congress

On June 15, PMC Research participated in the Georgian Farmers Congress, an event designed to support dialogue between farmers and state bodies, a crucial aspect in the development of Georgia’s agricultural sector. Giorgi Khishtovani, Director at PMC Research, prese...

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Welcoming Our New Public Policy Sector Director

20-Jun-2018

Welcoming Our New Public Policy Sector Director

We are delighted to welcome David Lezhava to our team, as our new Public Policy Sector Director. Mr. Lezhava brings with him 20 years of sound experience in the fields of public finance and economic development, regional development, social policy and energy policy...

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Value Chain Analysis of Broccoli, Tangerine, and Raspberry in Georgia and Their Potential on the EU Value Chain Analysis of Broccoli, Tangerines and Raspberries in Georgia and their EU Market Potential

19-Jun-2018

Value Chain Analysis of Broccoli, Tangerine, and Raspberry in Georgia and Their Potential on the EU Value Chain Analysis of Broccoli, Tangerines and Raspberries in Georgia and their EU Market Potential

At the beginning of June, PMC Research hosted three public discussions and presentations in Marneuli, Mtskheta and Misaktsieli about the value chain analyses of three agricultural products, namely broccoli, tangerines and raspberries. The studies into these product...

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Discussing Georgia’s Sectoral Integration with the EU at 15th Batumi International Conference

16-Jun-2018

Discussing Georgia’s Sectoral Integration with the EU at 15th Batumi International Conference

On June 15, PMCG’s CEO and Chairman Aleksi Aleksishvili participated in the 15th Batumi International Conference “Georgia’s European Way.”Giorgi Margvelashvili, President of Georgia, Mikheil Janelidze, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Irak...

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Hosting Networking Lunch with UK Trade Mission to Georgia

06-Jun-2018

Hosting Networking Lunch with UK Trade Mission to Georgia

On June 4, we hosted a networking lunch with the UK’s trade mission to Georgia.The meeting served as an excellent opportunity for public and private institutions from Georgia and the UK to meet, establish connections and discuss possible collaboration. The trade mission...

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PUBLICATIONS

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Issue 105: External Trade, January-June 2018

03-Aug-2018

Issue 105: External Trade, January-June 2018

The first half of 2018 produced some interesting figures regarding Georgia’s external trade. Even though the existing data is only preliminary, the analysis thereof unveils some curious results. Georgia’s exports and imports reached their highest point for the observed period of ...

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Issue 104: External Factors Affecting the Value of Georgian…

10-Jul-2018

Issue 104: External Factors Affecting the Value of Georgian Lari Exchange Rate

For the period of 2014 to 2017, in every first quarter of each year compared to the first quarter of the previous year, the nominal exchange rate of the Georgian Lari (GEL) against the US Dollar (USD) depreciated. This trend stopped this year though as in the first quarter of 201...

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Issue 103: Gross Domestic Product, 2017

28-May-2018

Issue 103: Gross Domestic Product, 2017

According to preliminary data, the Georgian economy is characterized by a 5.0% growth in 2017, which is the highest annual real growth rate for the country since 2012. A trend analysis of GDP is useful in comprehending the indicator relative to previous years. Furthermore, a sect...

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PMCG, as part of a consortium led by B & S Europe, is working on a European Commission project of which the overall objective is to improve parliamentary oversight of the security sector and to increase transparency, by ensuring proper monitoring of defence and security agencies and improving the relevant legislation.

Start Date:
October, 2017
End Date: May, 2019
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: 

Parliament of Georgia

Origin of Funding:

European Commission

 

PMCG, in consortium with Hill International and Temelsu, has started working on a construction supervision project which envisions supervision of construction/rehabilitation works on water and sewerage systems under the Urban Services Improvement Investment Program financed by the Asian Development Bank (ABD).

Start Date:
October, 2017
End Date: February, 2021
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: 

United Water Supply Company of Georgia (UWSCG)

Origin of Funding:

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

 

PMCG, in consortium with Antea Netherlands, is working on a project that entails the review the Baseline Contamination Rectification Commitment Action Plan for Anaklia Deep Sea Port which requires approval before proceeding.

Start Date:
September, 2017
End Date: October, 2017
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: 

LEPL - Anaklia Deep Sea Port Development Agency

Origin of Funding:

LEPL - Anaklia Deep Sea Port Development Agency

 

PMCG is contracted by GIZ as part of the program Legal Approximation towards European Standards in South Caucasus supporting the Parliament of Georgia and a working group comprised of the Human Rights and Civil Integration Committee, the Healthcare and Social Issues Committee, and the Budget Office of the Parliament of Georgia to conduct a regulatory impact assessment (RIA) in light of the 2030 agenda requirements about the establishment of an employment mechanism in Georgia.

Start Date:
July, 2017
End Date: November, 2017
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: 

Parliament of Georgia

Origin of Funding:

GIZ

 

PMCG, as part of the USAID HICD 2020 Activity, is supporting the Georgian National Communications Commission (GNCC) to advance its business processes.

Start Date:
August, 2017
End Date: February, 2018
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: 

Georgian National Communications Commission

Origin of Funding:

USAID

 

PMCG, in consortium with Ecorys Poland and Best Place – European Place Marketing Institute, is launching a World Bank project to support the promotion of Georgia as a tourist destination, with an emphasis on the regions of Kakheti and Imereti.

Start Date:
July, 2017
End Date: November, 2018
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: 

Municipal Development Fund of Georgia

Origin of Funding:

World Bank

 

PMCG in consortium with Temelsu works under the European Investment Bank project (EIB), which aims to supervise construction and rehabilitation works in 18 towns in Georgia.

Start Date:
July, 2017
End Date: June, 2018
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: 

Municipal Development Fund of Georgia

Origin of Funding:

European Investment Bank (EIB)

 

PMCG, under Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) project gave a series of trainings for the staff of Financial and Economic Analysis Office (FEAO) and the Budget Committee of the Ukrainian Parliament in Kiev, Ukraine.

Start Date:
July, 2017
End Date: July, 2017
Region: Eastern Europe
Country: Ukraine
Client: 

Budget Committee and FEAO

Origin of Funding:

Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD)

 

The general objective of this assignment is to contribute to the enhancement of South Africa’s public finance management (PFM) system which is an essential part of the development process. Sound PFM encourages aggregate fiscal discipline, operational efficiency and strategic allocation. These elements are critical to achieving the public policy objectives inscribed in the 2030 National Development Plan.

Start Date:
June, 2017
End Date: August, 2018
Region: Africa
Country: South Africa
Client: 

National Treasury and European Delegation in South Africa

Origin of Funding:

European Commission

 

PMCG, under a UK AID project, is collaborating with the State University of New York’s Center for International Development (SUNY/CID) to promote public finance reforms  in Tajikistan by enhancing the capacity of local civil society organizations (CSOs) working on social and economic development.

Start Date:
June, 2017
End Date: June, 2017
Region: Central Asia
Country: Tajikistan
Client: 

State University of New York's Center for International Development

Origin of Funding:

UK AID

 

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